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Family Services

Improving relationships among family members and partners corresponds with more successful treatment outcomes. We help family members and close friends better understand what addiction is and its impact on relationships, the challenges involved in overcoming those relationship issues, and what they can do after treatment to provide helpful support to their loved one.

What to Expect

After you arrive at our treatment centre, our Family Counsellor will contact and provide support to any loved ones you’ve listed (and provided consent for us to contact). Families may connect with the Family Counsellor regularly during and after their loved ones’ stay with us. 

Our Family Services Program

Our complimentary Family Services are designed for the family, not the client. We want to help families better understand their loved one’s struggles and equip them with the needed tools to support loved ones once they’re finished treatment.  

The Family Services are primarily educational rather than therapeutic. The code of ethics for counsellors is quite clear: Don’t bring up anything you can’t resolve before you finish. Most family issues are very complex and it would be unethical to pretend we could help solve them in two days. After the Family Weekend, we encourage and help connect families with therapists in their local community for any deeper work they would like to do.

Program Overview

Families can attend the family weekend while their loved one is in treatment with us or anytime afterwards. There is no expiry date on family members attending this program. These weekends are held in Powell River, but also in Calgary, Edmonton*, or Vancouver* on a rotating basis. 

Please see the Family Weekend Activity Schedule for an overview of the Weekend’s schedule.

For information on the next available dates and locations, please visit our Google Calendar. To register, complete our online Family Weekend registration form, call 1.866.487.9050 ext. 205, or e-mail familyweekend@schc.ca.

*Maximum of three family members per client/alumni. This program is not available to clients or our alumni.

Note: Please be aware that Family Weekends in all locations are currently on hiatus due to COVID-19.

Questions?

For more information on Family Sevices activities,
dates, and locations. Please get in touch with our team.